We will raise our voices together and call on Congress to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), support international food assistance, promote the appropriate mix of conservation measures, strengthen safety nets for farmers and funding for agricultural research, and honor treaties and land claims by Indigenous Peoples.
Christ taught us in the Lord’s Prayer to pray for our daily bread. Martin Luther’s expansive understanding of daily bread includes not only what nourishes our bodies, but also the natural resources, labor and the economy, including the food supply chain. Advocacy for good policies in the Farm Bill responds to God’s love for us through active love for neighbor by shaping policy that will provide daily bread for people, care for creation and contribute to a just world where all are fed.
Your actions have and will continue to make a difference. Together, we call on Congress to support a strong 2018 Farm Bill. Please visit the ELCA Advocacy Action Center to send a message to your members of Congress.
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